December 7 Birthday: St. Columoille. ACROSS A DARK AND WILD SEA
Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown, illustrated by Deborah Nadel (Roaring Brook, 2002)
This is a story of an Irish monk of the sixth century also known as St. Columba. He established a monastery and copied books and illuminated manuscripts.
The Catholic Encyclopedia posts a biography of St. Columa on its website.